Lesoir have just released their fifth album to plenty of acclaim from us here At The Barrier. Ingo Dassen from Lesoir took the chance to write about one of his musical loves for us; American prog rockers, The Dear Hunter.
On At The Barrier, we have welcomed a whole host of guests who have written for us from the world of music. They offer us there opinions, thoughts and musings.
Chris Leslie picks up where Dave Pegg left off in our Fairport Convention Why I Love series. Here, he shares his love of American mandolinist, David Grisman.
SAVAK released their fourth album in April. Subtly named Rotting Teeth In The Horse’s Mouth, the album is an album for all seasons. Here, SAVAK’s Michael Jaworski tells us of the impact The Replacements have had on him and the band.
Here at At The Barrier, we are very lucky to have the members of Fairport Convention write for us in a series of Why I Love specials. First up, Dave Pegg.
Dripback have returned, six years after they released Failed Futures in 2014, with Here, Luca tells us how Dystopia, an American hardcore band, inspired him.
Passepartout Duo have recently released their debut full length album, Vis-à-Vis. The album is a truly wonderful piece of art, on many levels. The music is stunningly hypnotic and the physical LP version was designed by artists involved in the 798 Art District in Beijing. In a first […]
Elephant Tree have slowly but steadily gained a deeply reverential fan base since their 2013 inception, through hard work and exemplary studio output.
Toronto’s Scott Hardware recently released Engel, his second full-length album, and first on Telephone Explosion Records. It marks the end of a three-year process of writing, recording and letting down his guard (for better or worse.) Here, Scott Hardware tells us why he loves Diamanda Galás.
Scott & Maria are an Anglo-Celtic-Hellenic duo who write uplifting acoustic tunes evoking the heart with their mesmerising harmonies. Influenced by the earth and the stars and all forms of love, they create powerful feel good music.
Malevolence are gearing up to release The Other Side EP on 24th April. Here, they share their love of fellow hardcore heroes, Hatebreed.
Iain Matthews is folk-rock royalty. Whilst delving deep into Americana, Iain was a founding member of British folk-rock legends, Fairport Convention. He went on to form Matthews Southern Comfort and Plainsong and has a humongous catalogue of music available.
Hell’s Ditch are a punk band from Nottingham; they are a new band formed of members from other bands including ex/current members of Bad Ideas, River Jumpers & Dearist. They write about their love of Ash for our Why I Love column.
Belfast’s New Pagans are being tipped for big things. They channel bands like Pixies, Black Honey and Wolf Alice into their raw and rocky alt-pop. Read why they love Alkaline Trio.
Fassine’s track “Whatever It Takes To Help You Sleep” was played as the backdrop to Netflix’s first feature film “Velvet Buzzsaw”, while ”Leaves” was featured on Oprah Winfrey’s Queen Sugar. Here, the band share their love of the mighty XTC for our Why I Love column.
Arvo Party released their latest album on 6th March this year. It was well received by us here at At The Barrier. The award nominated artist, producer and musician has written about one of his biggest influences in the latest in our Why I Love series.